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Japan strikes Oscars gold with Departures

Japanese film Departures won the best foreign film award at the Oscars here on Sunday.
AFP | By HT Correspondent, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2009 09:50 AM IST

Japanese film Departures won the best foreign film award at the Oscars here on Sunday.

Yojiro Takita's drama tells the story of a mortician who works to preserve the dignity of a person after death.

Other films nominated on Sunday included France's The Class, Israel's Waltz with Bashir, Germany's The Baader Meinhof Complex and Austria's Revanche.

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